Nigeria: Former Police Inspector Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Theft and Sale of AK-47 to Bandits

Nigeria: Former Police Inspector Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Theft and Sale of AK-47 to Bandits

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

The Minna Chief Magistrate Court has handed a two-year prison sentence to former Inspector Yahaya Mohammed of the Niger State Police Command for theft and the illegal sale of an AK-47 magazine and ammunition to suspected armed bandits in the state. 

Mohammed, formerly the second in command at the Niger State Police Command headquarters’ armory, conspired with Ndaman Gana for the illicit transaction. 

The charges included criminal conspiracy, theft of AK-47 magazine, and unlawful dealing in the sale of ammunition.

The court, taking note of Mohammed’s guilty plea and a medical report citing a contagious disease, sentenced him to two years imprisonment with an option of a N100,000 fine, emphasizing the disappointment in his conduct as a former police officer entrusted with protecting citizens’ lives and property. If unable to pay the fine, Mohammed is directed to serve his sentence at the Chanchaga Leprosarium Colony.

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